We have been waiting since a long time for a pagerank update and Google just hasn’t pushed one through even after such a long gap.We have waited through June, July, August and now September 2013 for the Google PageRank update which does not seem like it is going to happen.
The last Google PageRank update happened on February 4th 2013, since then Google has not kept up to the once in 3 months standard that it had built for Google PageRank updates.
So What Does This Google PageRank Delay Mean?
Well, here are a list of things it could mean -
Google might have decided that an update to the toolbar pagerank was not very necessary at the moment and hence is making us wait for it. To put it in simple words, the Google PageRank update might just have been delayed by a few months this time around and the update schedule might return back to normal after this update.
PageRank Schedule Change:
Another reason that might explain the delay in Google PageRank update is that Google might have changed the frequency and schedule of the Google PageRank update.
They may have decided to make it a once in 6 months thing or may have removed the schedule completely and roll out the PR updates as when they are able to.
Something that most bloggers, including myself are worried about is that PageRank has been totally removed or cancelled. If this is the case, we will lose a statistic that has made bloggers work to get more backlinks.
Another thing that would happen is that I would lose traffic to my increase Google PageRank blog post!
Why Would Google Remove The PageRank Concept?
There have been plenty of websites that have manipulated the PageRank and found ways to achieve higher PR. These sites also get involved in the link trade, which is banned by Google.
See what Google’s rules on linking are.
Seeing this abuse of PageRank for moentary gain, Google might have considered to remove the PageRank concept altogether!
So which of these reasons do you think is right as an explanation for the Google PageRank being delayed for so long? Please let me know in the comments section